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Crafting a Top 10 Movies of the Year list always presents a little bit of a conundrum: Do you include the greatest films created, technically and artistically speaking, or do you go with the ones you simply enjoyed the most? It's the "best" versus "favorite" argument.
I tend to lean toward the latter and highlight the movies that had the most emotional impact on me, be it through laughter, shock, thrills or tears.
Maybe it also helps to give less heralded movies some shine. "Argo" is probably a better film than "Ruby Sparks." But honestly, I enjoyed "Ruby Sparks" more. "Argo" will be on everyone else's list, and you may not have heard of "Ruby Sparks" or "Searching for Sugar Man," movies you'd probably really like.
So here are my 10 favorite movies of the year. And hey, at least I can always cheat with some Honorable Mentions. "Argo" made it there. Get More »
The year 2012, or, as we like to call it, the beard 2012, is drawing to a close. Awards nominations are being handed out left and right, top 10 lists being written and superlative statements being made all around. It felt only right that we here at NextMovie draw up our own list, one honoring the best examples what we feel was 2012's most ubiquitous accessory: facial hair.
So here, it is, our salute to the greatest flavor savers, 'staches, soul patches and beards that graced the screen this year, broken down by month.
Liam Neeson in "The Grey"
We're not sure whether the beard makes the eyes or vice versa, but can we just say that we shiver in awe of their combined effect? Neeson's character in the film may have a way with killing wolves, but we're only human — and we are slayed. Get More »
This week: Jason Segal and Emily Blunt play a couple whose wedding date keeps getting postponed in "The Five-Year Engagement," a comedy brought to you by the people behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "The 40-Year Old Virgin" and "Get Him to the Greek."
Also new this week is the 3-D killer-fish sequel "Piranha 3DD," Jason Statham in the action flick "Safe," the stoner comedy "High School" and the limited edition "Harry Potter Wizard's Collection," packaged with all eight movies plus collectibles. Get More »
Emily Blunt showed up to the Tribeca Film Festival in April with two very different comedies. She opened the fest with the romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" co-starring with Jason Segel, and then there was the festival favorite "Your Sister's Sister," which after scoring high marks at Toronto and Sundance made a stop at TFF before opening on June 15.
Both films show Blunt's acting range and improvisational talents, which were much needed for "Sister" -- a charming indie about a young woman (Blunt) who doesn't take kindly to her best friend (Mark Duplass) hopping into the sack with her sibling (Rosemarie DeWitt) -- as director Lynn Shelton creates her film heavily from the input of her actors.
We talked to Blunt about the differences in improvising in both films and an embarrassing moment that came from it. Get More »
Relationships can turn us into self-involved, sentimental wrecks. But throw on a good romantic comedy and suddenly it's tough to take yourself too seriously. With life back in perspective, you laugh away your tears and regain the certainty that love will conquer all.
Well, unless you're a guy.
Men seem more immune to the mirror these movies hold up, perhaps because they rarely see themselves reflected. It's the infrequent film that makes a guy nod his head and say "Yup, that's me in love. Aren't I silly?"
It goes without saying that every relationship has its ups and downs. However, in the latest rom-com, "The Five-Year Engagement," Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) take it to the next level with a dramatically stretched out engagement period.
On the bright side, we get to reap the rewards as we get to see several of their stylish — and sometimes humorous — fashion choices over the years.
Ranging from casual collegiate gear to fun mini frocks, there's something for every bride or groom-t0-be (or maid-of-honor and best man to-be as well) in our latest Get the Goods.
Judd Apatow, Hollywood's godfather of raunchy and sophisticated humor, is responsible for producing last year's breakout comedy "Bridesmaids." So it's no surprise that this year's best bet to succeed the wedding-centered laughfest is "The Five-Year Engagement," yet another marriage-minded, Apatow-produced movie.
Written by Jason Segel and his screenwriting partner Nicholas Stoller, who also directed, "The Five-Year Engagement" follows Tom (Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt), a San Francisco couple whose engagement is postponed again and again when Violet is offered a postdoctorate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The plot might sound like dozens of stereotypical rom-coms, but here are five reasons "The Five-Year Engagement" could be this year's "Bridesmaids." Get More »
Is it a coincidence that NBC Universal's goofy and charming new rom-com "The Five-Year Engagement" is studded with actors from its Thursday-night lineup? Even "30 Rock" boss Jack Donaghy couldn't come up with a better plan.
Emily Blunt and Jason Segel are the stars, of course, as you can see from the ads featuring their enormous(ly lovely) faces on billboards, buses, and bus stops everywhere. Over the course of the movie's 124 minutes, viewers soon find themselves treated to appearances by some of the funniest young actors on the scene. Get More »
The team that forgot Sarah Marshall and got him to The Greek isn't going to be quite as prompt as they postpone Jason Segel and Emily Blunt's nuptials during the course of "The Five-Year Engagement."
This trying time follows the cute couple while their relationship endures the strain of one seriously delayed wedding. As relatives pass away and suitors wait in the wings, these two just might find their love strengthened all the more.
It's every girl's dream: The man she loves gets down on bended knee, reaches into his pocket and pulls out... Jason Segel?
OK, not exactly, but for a Segel superfan, it's the most romantic proposal possible. When Michael and Erica take in a "Five-Year Engagement" screening, Michael has a big plan to help his Segel-loving girlfriend meet the actor (plus a little something extra).
Only potential problem with this great plan? Sometimes meeting celebs is so exciting it kinda takes you awhile to notice that someone's asking for your hand. Ah, young love. Get More »